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UN agency assists Central American caravan migrants, voices concern for receiving countries


The first caravan of Central American migrants reached the town of Matías Romero in Oaxaca state on November 1, 2018. The Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs estimates that 4,000 people spent the night there. IOM / Rafael Rodríguez

GENEVA, Switzerland — The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, is providing support and assistance to migrants on caravans crossing Central America, while expressing concern over “the stress and demands” they are placing on host countries.

In the Siglo XXI Migratory Station of Tapachula, Mexico, IOM and the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs are supplying food and basic hygiene kits to over 1,500 migrants seeking asylum in Mexico.

IOM said on Friday that, after walking some 850 kilometres from Honduras, exhaustion and the challenges…

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Gartner Comes Under Fire at South African Tax Agency Probe



Gartner Inc. has become embroiled in a management scandal at South Africa's tax agency after it emerged that the U.S. information technology …
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African Development Bank launches landmark US$500 million credit insurance deal with African Trade Insurance Agency…


The African Development Bank (AfDB) and African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announce the successful completion of a US$500 million credit insurance deal structured to cover a portion of the Bank’s portfolio of non-sovereign operations in Africa.

This transaction is expected to have an important demonstration effect to encourage similar institutions to invest more on the continent in the future.

While ATI will be the direct insurer facing the African Development Bank, the transaction involves the participation of a number of Lloyd’s & Company private reinsurers who will share the risk on African financial institutions. This vehicle will enable many insurance companies operating outside Africa to participate in the financing of development in Africa for the first time.

The deal is the…

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African-American church a ‘most endangered historic resource,’ agency says | The Berkshire Eagle


By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — A group trying to preserve a building that was home to one of the first African-American churches in Berkshire County will now have a little extra support from a statewide advocacy group.

Preservation Massachusetts has placed the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church property on Elm Court on its Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources list.

The Plymouth-based nonprofit agency began the list in 1993 to draw attention — and hopefully money — to historic structures that are at risk of being lost to neglect.

The deconsecrated church, completed in 1887, was long the spiritual, political and cultural meeting place for black people who streamed north during post-Civil War Reconstruction and settled…

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Management Shambles Leaves South African Tax Agency in Disarray



The South African Revenue Service, once one of the nation's most effective institutions, is in dire straits after more than four years of shambolic …
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Anguilla signs MOU for new residency agency


Chief Minister Victor Banks (L) with Eric Major

THE VALLEY, Anguilla — The government of Anguilla has signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of two firms in the investment migration industry to establish a new agency designed to attract high-value residents to its shores, primarily through a residence-by-investment programme and a new tax residency programme.

Anguilla’s chief minister and minister of finance, Victor Banks, said, “The government is happy to be involved with Latitude Consultancy and Arton Capital in moving this initiative forward and we are very fortunate to partner with them in this enterprise. They are the experts and have knowledge of the players and small economies like Anguilla which cannot survive without foreign direct investment of…

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